That's right: The Book of Mormon, the smash hit on Broadway brought to you by the geniuses behind South Park and Avenue Q, may be coming to a city near you.
The musical follows two Mormon missionaries as they team up to spread the Word in Uganda. The show was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards in 2011 (the year after it opened), and it took home nine of those, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. Basically, it's awesome.
Find a list of tour cities below. Visit the Book of Mormon tickets page to find tickets for a performance near you.
|Denver, CO||8/14/2012 – 9/2/2012|
|Los Angeles, CA||9/5/2012 – 11/25/2012|
|San Francisco, CA||11/27/2012 – 12/30/2012|
|Chicago, IL||12/11/2012 – 3/3/2013|
|Portland, OR||1/1/2013 – 1/6/2013|
|Seattle, WA||1/8/2013 – 1/20/2013|
|Des Moines, IA||1/24/2013 – 2/3/2013|
|Minneapolis, MN||2/5/2013 – 2/17/2013|
|St. Louis, MO||2/19/2013 – 3/3/2013|
|Rochester, NY||3/5/2013 – 3/10/2013|
|Detroit, MI||3/12/2013 – 3/24/2013|
|Pittsburgh, PA||3/26/2013 – 4/7/2013|
|Boston, MA||4/9/2013 – 4/28/2013|
|Toronto, ON||May/June 2013|
|Buffalo, NY||6/11/2013 – 6/16/2013|
|Cleveland, OH||6/18/2013 – 7/7/2013|
|Washington, DC||7/9/2013 – 8/18/2013|
Are you headed to see the show? Or have you seen it on Broadway? Tell us in the comments!
A lot's been going on this week in pop culture; here are a few highlights:
Van Halen postpones tour dates
The 2012 reunion tour of the 80s rock icons began on February 18 and will continue as planned through May 26, but the last three months of the tour have been suddenly and indefinitely postponed, with no reason given. You can read more over at Billboard.com or see remaining Van Halen tour dates.
Donna Summer passes away
Ms. Summer, one of music's greatest hit-makers, passed away on May 17 at the age of 63 after a battle with lung cancer. The singer was active for several decades and won multiple Grammys. Her hits included "She Works Hard for the Money" and "Hot Stuff" (see video at right).
Facebook goes public
In case you haven't heard, Facebook is in the middle of an IPO worth billions of dollars, and people are scrambling to invest in the social media giant. Help Facebook justify their high stock price by interacting with us on our page.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
It's almost April, which will hopefully bring some spring weather (without the relapses into winter that filled up March here in CT). April will also bring some pretty great live events, plus April Fools Day, National Welding Month and National Karaoke Week (my favorite!). Check out the preview of April live events below!
Coachella: For the first time, the festival will span two weekends, starting April 13 and going through April 22. Top headliners include Radiohead, David Guetta, Florence and the Machine, Gotye, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
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Nickelback: Nickelback is teaming up with Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days for their latest tour, which kicks off April 10 in Moline, IL.
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Crosby, Stills and Nash: The trio is back again with a US tour starting April 17, continuing all the way through September.
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In case you missed him earlier this year (or just want to see him again), fear not because Drizzy is back on tour this spring. The Club Paradise Tour runs from May 7 to June 17 and includes stops in cities such as Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; Clarkston, MI; and Camden, NJ. J. Cole, Wack Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana will join Drake during the tour.
The current average selling price for this year's tour is $123*. The tour dates are below. Visit the Drake tickets page to place an order.
On Tuesday KISS and Mötley Crüe announced the tour dates for the double-headlining tour they're going on this summer, named simply "The Tour." It's the first time the two metal heavyweights are sharing a stage since 1982. At the time KISS was in turmoil as Ace Frehley had just left the band, and their Creatures of the Night Tour had poor attendance in the United States following years of pop-heavy albums. Mötley Crüe, meanwhile, was an upstart that had formed the previous year. Over the course of thirty years, KISS has toured both with and without its makeup, and Mötley Crüe has become a world famous act in its own right.
The Tour is currently slated to run from July 20 to September 23, with at least 40 shows by the time all is said and done. For Mötley Crüe, it'll be the second year in a row they tour as a co-headliner. Last year they toured with Poison and New York Dolls. The current average ticket price for The Tour is $254*.
The U.S. tour dates are listed below. Visit the KISS and Mötley Crüe page to buy tickets.